Your septic tank is a cornerstone of your entire septic system. It’s essential that you maintain your tank and keep it in optimum working order. You can do this by scheduling routine pumping of your tank to remove the inevitable buildup of sludge that occurs over the years. Experts suggest having your septic tank pumped about every three years. Our techs can help you determine how often your tank should have this service performed. My measuring sludge accumulation between your cleanings, we can make a safe estimate of how often your tank needs pumping.
Why Is Septic Tank Pumping So Important?
Septic tank sludge is inevitable and simply a routine part of your septic system. When waste water enters your septic tank, it is processed so that watery waste is eliminated from the tank into your drain field and solids are broken down until nothing remains except sludge. The sludge cannot–should not–be introduced to the pipes of your drain field where it can clog the system. This sludge typically settles to the bottom of your tank where it needs to be periodically purged. If you don’t have this sludge removed, it can cause a buildup and then a backup of your system. Backups and clogs can lead to expensive damage and health hazards so we urge our clients to make a regular practice of pumping their septic tanks.